The Gulf Conformity Mark (G-Mark) is a mandatory requirement for low voltage electrical equipment (LVE) and children’s toys that are being imported or sold in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states consisting of:
The G-Mark regulations are also recognized in the Republic of Yemen, despite it not being a GCC member state.
The G-Mark demonstrates that a product conforms to the Technical Regulation and applicable standards of the region and is therefore safe for consumers to use. All products governed by a Gulf Technical Regulation are required to display a GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS) which consists of the G-Mark and a QR Code.
1 – Gulf Conformity Marking (G-Mark logo)
2 – The QR code tracking the certificate
QIMA is approved by the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) as a Notified Body (NB) to carry out conformity assessments and issue the G-Mark for low voltage electrical equipment (LVE) and children’s toys intended for sale in any of the GCC member states and the Republic of Yemen.
Children toys are articles or products designed or intended, whether or not exclusively, for use in play by children under 14 years of age.
Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles) - not motorised
Two-wheeled bicycles with less than 16 inch wheels
Two-wheeled bicycles with 16 to 20 inch wheels
Two-wheeled bicycles with a size of more than 20 inch wheels
Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls carriages; dolls; other toys; reduced-size (scale) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds
Kids bicycles with three wheels
Other games, operated by coins, banknotes, bank cards, tokens or by other means of payments, other than bowling alley equipment
Dice games (table, ladder and serpent, monopoly etc.)
Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles, including conjuring tricks and novelty jokes
Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports (including table-tennis) or outdoor games; swimming pools and paddling pools
The following product types are exempt from scope:
All low voltage electrical and electronic products designed for household use with a voltage rating of AC 50-1000
List 1: Not currently published but consists of low-risk electrical products. This will cover all products not in list 2, or any exemption lists. V / DC 75-1500 V must meet the requirements of the Gulf Technical Regulation 142004-01 and display a G-Mark. These products are defined in two lists:
List 2: Higher risk products that require certification through a Notified Body. See below:
Domestic electrical fans
Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment
Centrifugal clothes dryers and clothes washing machines, including machines that both wash and dry
Food grinders and mixers, fruit or vegetable juice extractors
Electro-thermic hair dressing apparatus and hand dryers
Domestic electric heating apparatus
Other ovens, cookers, cooking plates, boiling rings, grillers, and roasters
Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters
Electric smoothing irons
Plugs, socket outlets, adapters, cord extension sets, and chargers
The following products are exempt from scope:
As an independent Notified Body approved by the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO), QIMA can support your G-Mark needs for low voltage electrical equipment (LVE) or children’s toys intended for sale in any of the GCC member states and the Republic of Yemen.
QIMA can also provide additional services to help importers secure the entry of their products to their destination market including:
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